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Old 12-09-2012, 04:09 PM
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Imagine what this deal does for guys like King Felix, Verlander, and Kershaw who are far superior IMO.
No kidding. Greinke is a good pitcher, but he's a No. 2 in a lot of rotations, including the Dodgers. I wouldn't have given him a contract like that, but the Dodgers are obviously going for all the marbles.
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:23 PM
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Today pitching is the most precious commodity in baseball. It's in short supply especially solid starters (and I'd put Greinke in that class), when someone gets to the open market you're going to pay through the nose for it.

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Old 12-09-2012, 04:57 PM
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JB:

Today pitching is the most precious commodity in baseball. It's in short supply especially solid starters (and I'd put Greinke in that class), when someone gets to the open market you're going to pay through the nose for it.

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Yeah. It's classic supply and demand.

I'm still not sure that they'll get into the playoffs, even with that payroll.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:01 PM
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Yeah. It's classic supply and demand.

I'm still not sure that they'll get into the playoffs, even with that payroll.
I think they have a pretty good shot, especially with expanded playoffs.

What's the NL look like next year?

IMHO

Giants = good
Nationals = Good
Reds = pretty good
Cards = pretty good
Braves = maybe?
Phillies = maybe

I'd put them below the Nationals and above the Reds.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:25 PM
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I think they have a pretty good shot, especially with expanded playoffs.

What's the NL look like next year?

IMHO

Giants = good
Nationals = Good
Reds = pretty good
Cards = pretty good
Braves = maybe?
Phillies = maybe

I'd put them below the Nationals and above the Reds.
I want to see how Kemp and Crawford recover from their surgeries. Crawford is especially not a sure thing, as he hasn't played much since 2010.

They still need a third baseman, but who doesn't? Gordon was also banged up most of 2012.

I'm also not sold on Hanley Ramirez at SS. He can't play there anymore.

They have the time and cash to add a couple pieces, but it'll be interesting to see how they fill those holes. They do have some starters to trade like Harang and Capuano.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:37 AM
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Greinke wasn't the only expensive starting pitcher inked by the Dodgers this weekend:

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MlbTr...m_medium=email
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:25 PM
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On the insanity of the Dodgers:

http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-tr...illion-deal%22
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The thing is that their impending TV deal is currently undervalued by the reported $6 billion estimate.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:22 PM
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If Reinsdorf sells the team, please let a hedge fund with billions buy them!
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:36 PM
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The thing is that their impending TV deal is currently undervalued by the reported $6 billion estimate.
What's interesting to me is that the story said that the deal with Fox is far from done, they just have an exclusive negotiating window that will soon end. The Dodgers could end with more than that.

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If Reinsdorf sells the team, please let a hedge fund with billions buy them!
Even if that happens, I doubt the Sox will have the revenue to look like the Dodgers.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:59 PM
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Time Warner cable in SoCal is the one really pushing for the Dodgers rights to go along with the Lakers property which they already have.

The final winning bid will be astronomical in the range of 250 million per season to the franchise and that's before even one ticket has been sold.

The rich get righer because they know how the game is played.

I think the Sox rights come open in 2016....and I agree they might get an increase but nothing like, not even close to what the Rangers, Angels, Dodgers are getting and what the Yankees / Red Sox will get when they hit the market.

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